RESIDENTS of a secret UK community have told of a huge downside to living in their gated garden.

Church Avenue in Moseley, Birmingham, is so hidden that most neighbours don’t even know it exists.

Inside its gates are two rows of houses split by a footpath with trees, shrubs and bright flowers.

However, despite living in a quiet haven away from the bustle of the city, locals say their lives are being made hell by one daily problem.

One anonymous resident told Birmingham Live: "It is surprisingly quiet. Those of us that have cars have the same issue. 

“There is a huge inequality in the way the council provide parking."

Because the avenue has no parking, homeowners are forced to pay £670 a year for a season ticket for a nearby council-run car park.

The resident added: "And you're not guaranteed a space…. the cost is crippling."

"We actually choose not to go out at the weekend, because of the car park. 

“I would like to move but it's such a lovely community in this avenue. It is lovely, we're lucky to have this space."

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Another local, Manjit, said: "The owner asked if I was interested in buying it, it's a nice area but it's just the parking. 

“That's one of the main things that's stopping me. [I have] beautiful lovely neighbours, it's a lovely place, it's just the parking."

When approached for comment Birmingham City Council said the season ticket offered to residents is already discounted.

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